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the cleanup effort may cost. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the official cleanup begins at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it was supposed to start today but was delayed to get all of the equipment in place. i want to point out to you, this behind me, in the last hour, he spoke to the owners of this home and they said theirs will be the -- will be among the first tomorrow. the biggest concern is the delicate removal of toxic waste in the rubble. >> we know the material contains levels of metal, potential, asbestos, all sorts of other chemicals. the material handled is hopefully not going to become a health problem. >> reporter: as of tomorrow, the county says this burn area will be offlimits to homeowners, though several people sifted through the rubble today. >> our home is destroyed. there's probably some little things that are still inside there. >> i'm curious how they are gonna protect the houses from this constant wind that comes off the ocean that's right down the street. you know, the cleanup they have done now, are they gonna have to reclean it after that? >> report
beginning a separate investigation. ktvu maureen naylor is in san bruno with a look at what they're up against. >> reporter: julie, there are weeks of work still ahead. this property on fairmont driver was one of the first to be cleaned up. remarkably some of their most important documents survivorred because of one safety -- survived because of one safety precaution. >> reporter: carolyn gray showed us their bank statements along with their insurance documents. at their properties this afternoon, crews used an excavator to pick up the charred rem remnants of what was once the gray's home. >> almost a sense of closure. it's really over. i thought it would be more emotional to see it all disappear and it wasn't. >> reporter: the degree is being wrapped in plastic and taken to the hayward landfill. another priority is removing this melted jungle gym. >> i'm hoping that what we do for them taking them off of their mind so they can come back in a few weeks and see a property that has been cleaned up will help them in their recovery process. >> we're happy to be in a rental house and
to inspect due to safety concern. ktvu's maureen naylor in san bruno with late details. maureen. >> reporter: kents official death count stands at four people with four others still missing. crews are still on the scene. this road remains blocked this hour and the ntsb says it could be another day were to before it completes its onsite investigation and since pg&e started to hand over its first documents today. this family walked into think san bruno foam home for the first time in three days and found their dinner from thursday night still on the counter. >> we left the food here, because we we are ready to eat at time when we heard the big boom, booming boom. >> reporter: what caused that gas line explosion last thursday remains under investigation. >> if we find any indication that this is a systematic problem through the system as opposed to local, right here, we will indicate that and recommend accordingly. >> reporter: the ntsb removed this 28-feet section of pipe, which was thrown 150 feet from underground. tonight its sending the piece to a washington, d.c. lab to further investiga
bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> they will investigate all pipelines in the state and issued that order yesterday at the request of the acting governor. pg&e had 6,000 miles of underground high-pressure gas lines and by all accounts the complete inspection will be a huge endeavor. >> the pipelines provide service to all of our customers in central and northern california but i cannot tell you specifically how many of them go through neighborhoods like you in san bruno. >> the pipe that exploded was more than 50 years old and they say it was installed when the neighborhood had a smaller population. the disaster resonates deeply with victims of the oakland hills fire. victims say they cannot help but notice similarities in that story is coming up in about seven minutes right here on bay area news at 7:00. >>> rangers at yosemite national park say they have found human remains that belongs to a livermore man. forty-six to a fred crawford disappeared in august 2,003 while hiking in the remote northeast corner of a city park. one week ago a ranger found human bones incl
smelling natural gas. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in oakland an actual gas leak forced the evacuation of several buildings today. pg & e says a cable company working in the area punctured a pipeline. in just a short time ago, pg & e said that ruptured line has been capped. no injuries were reported. >>> the first of several services to remember those who died in last week's pipeline explosion is tonight. a rosary service will begin in just an hour for jaqueline and janessa gray. a funeral will be held tomorrow morning at st. cecilia church. >>> for those who were burned in the san bruno pipeline explosion the road to recovery could take months or in some cases even years. today the doctors treating those at the st. francis burn unit discussed their recovery. we also heard from a woman who spent two months in the burn unit after being injured when a pg & e underground vault exploded right under her. >> i had to learn how to walk again, i had to learn how to use my hands and range of motion. i had to learn how to really speak. >> reporter: at least seven people are still
with maureen naylor and the latest on the investigation. maureen? >> reporter: gasia, we want to give you a bit of good news. the missing number is at three. the death toll, four people. behind me we're waiting for a press conference from the ntsb. it will begin any moment. we'll carry that life -- live. the ntsb has been on scene all day and we'll find out what they found out today. pg&e announced today it's creating a $100 million fund to restore the town. it says starting friday we'll begin to give residents a $50,000 check per household. >> we will not be asking them to sign any releases when they it doesn't prohibit them from filing any other claims. >> reporter: money that could help this resident who says her home has smoke and water damage. >> the water was in my carpet. yeah. it was like a crazy moment. we didn't know what to do. >> reporter: pg&e today gave the city of san bruno a check for $3 million. the mayor says the city is still tallying the overtime and the cost to infrastructure. >> i believe their commitment in good faith to at least help people out that need money right now.
their homes. rob roth has the stories of those first responders. first we go to maureen naylor who's is live tonight in san bruno. >> reporter: frank, that ntsb briefing is about to start in a few minutes behind me. today the city declared this a disaster area while the emotional toll is still being felt by some residents here. the images of charred remains in the middle of this san bruno neighborhood are still tough to grasp. burned out cars, stairs leading to nowhere. and for the family living next to the devastation, life is on hold. >> at least six months until we can get back into the house. how are you going to bring a two and don't know if i can com to this. >> reporter: and some children are haunted by the sounds of the fire. >> every time you hear the revs of engines or planes, it's the exact same sound that came. i can see why people thought it was an airplane. because it had that same kind of revving sound. and in fact, my kids are saying, is that the fire coming. >> reporter: pg & e crews worked on the neighborhood while the homes that have been green tagged are busy wi
recovery, this comes after a lot of disaster. maureen naylor is live in san bruno with more. >> reporter: we have seen a lot of the devastation zone. behind me, you can see this heavy equipment was brought in. that was just brought in today to start the cleanup, official cleanup process for the neighborhood tomorrow. 37 homes here were destroyed. work on three of them begins tomorrow. workers in riot gear hosed down to clean up toxicity. >> we were hoping to start today. the site is not ready unless we can do it 100% correct, we're not gonna do it. >> reporter: some damaged cars were removed but those completely charred won't be taken away until tomorrow. crews will had use these devices to check air quality. >> this will monitor any fugitive dust or emissions coming off the site and we'll be able to collect them and find out if there's anything truly hazardous. >> while the cleanup preparations were underway, this resident was at a nearby gymnasium talking with his health representative. he says his biggest concern is his roommate who was severely injured. >> he had like 75% burn. he's
ktvus. maureen nailor live in fremont. >> reporter: a hot day turned into a warm night here in fremont it was a high of 92. right now it is roughly 75 to 78 degrees. many were out enjoying the heat after the sun went down. the fountains downtown san jose were busy with children. after the sunset temperature hovered around 9 a degrees. >> let's go, get down. >> reporter: the warm weather didn't deter this group of students from san jose university. >> intense. definitely intense but more and more intense it is the better for us. >> reporter: better because the group is practicing for an upcoming club competition in fullerton where it was a record 112 degrees. >> prepares us for where we are going downtown. hotter it is the better for us. >> reporter: it was 96 degrees in san jose 1 degree short of the record set in 1958. firefighters took extra precautions a rehab unit was brought in to provide water and shade for firefighters on this call, who wiretap 50 pounds of equipment. >>> the temperatures take a toll on the firefighters we need the extra staffing and also respond, a lot of crews
, mountain view hit 94 and san francisco hit 93. we get more now from ktvus. maureen nailor live in fremont. >> reporter: a hot day turned into a warm night here in fremont it was a high of 92. right now it is roughly 75 to 78 degrees. many were out enjoying the heat after the sun went down. the fountains downtown san jose were busy with children. after the sunset temperature hovered around 9 a degrees. >> let's go, get down. >> reporter: the warm weather didn't deter this group of students from san jose university. >> intense. definitely intense but more and more intense it is the better for us. >> reporter: better because the group is practicing for an upcoming club competition in fullerton where it was a record 112 degrees. >> prepares us for where we are going downtown. hotter it is the better for us. >> reporter: it was 96 degrees in san jose 1 degree short of the record set in 1958. firefighters took extra precautions a rehab unit was brought in to provide water and shade for firefighters on this call, who wiretap 50 pounds of equipment. >>> the temperatures take a toll on the firefig
. maureen naylor is live in sunnyvale with our report. >> reporter: frank, nasa had to approve the new part of the san francisco bay trail. it's a crucial part you mentioned -- mentioned. >> ready? >> ready, set, go! [ cheers ] >> with a pair of bolt leaders leaders cut the gate to a trail extension and runs through moffett field. the joy was apparent among the first bicyclists on the route, including this father who says he's waited years for this day. >> i live in morgan hill. i drove up here to sunnyvale. i rode my bike to get here. so i'm pretty excited. >> the new stretch is part of an effort to create a 500-mile long trail. the section means cyclists will no longer have to cross highway 101 to bike from sunnyvale to mountain vail. today we just closed what may seem like a small segment, 2.5 miles. but it closes a 26-mile continuous stretch of trail, so people can ride from san jose to palo alto. it was most frankly a bureaucratic nightmare because there's so many agencies that had to cooperate but they did. >> reporter: hargo donated the land a key connector between google. >> there's
bruno -- maureen. >> we're live at city hall where a special council meeting is on its way. there's only one thing on the agenda and that's to approve a disaster area. it is very clear to be the that nerves are heightened around the bay area. >> we're going to take shelter in place. >> reporter: fear and panic set in this morning after parents reported smelling gas at this elementary school, less than a mile from the san bruno explosion. >> the school staff contacted pg & e on pg & e's assessment and recommendation they said we should evacuate the student body and staff. >> reporter: the 500 students at portola elementary school were taken out of classrooms and taken away in school buses. >> we got our folks out here, the first thing they did was check the meter. they found there was no leak at the gas meter. >> classes were cancelled for the day. parents were visibly shaken as they picked up their children. >> a feeling for our safety whenever they smell a gas leak that we immediately react on it. so i think it's pretty good for a safety precaution. >> reporter: the áf at the de
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